Lee Daniels, on the possibility of an Empire spinoff: “It’s coming…without question”.
The Hollywood star not only spoke on the recent domestic violence allegations against him, but he even opened up on the heartbreak he experienced as a child, as his father was arrested for a murder that he witnessed. Professionally he landed a huge role on hit series Empire but in his personal life he has been accused of domestic violence by two ex-wives and has been served divorce papers by another.
In 1971, the young Howard was waiting in line at a department store with his father, pregnant mother and siblings, to see Santa.
Uh-huh. Except why was she trying to mace you in the first place? Actor Jussie Smollett said: “We’d be cowards if we dealt with something like pop music and pop culture and we didn’t deal with the things that are going on in our world today, whether it’s mental illness, homophobia, racism, classicism, sexism or police brutality”. According to him, he’s a mathematical genius who has discovered the Only True Math. Before his marriage to Mira Pak disintegrated, the pair worked 17-hour days together on models mean to demonstrate his mathematical system. I run into bad luck. I raised men. Stay a man.'” Up against a wall of financial hardship, broken relationships, and in turn, a tarnished reputation, Howard deduces, “Being a man comes with a curse because it’s not a society made for men to flourish anymore. My uncle said to me, ‘Why are you so busy trying to fit in when you were born to stand out?’ I was 14. When it was announced Rock would guest star as a prisoner in “Empire” Season 2, many expected he would be a wise-cracking, funny inmate like he was when he played Caretaker in 2005’s “The Longest Yard”.
As for his second wife, Michelle Ghent, who claimed in a lawsuit that Howard followed her into a bathroom, punched her in the face, and “strangled her for several seconds”, the actor claims self defense.
“I was standing next to my father, watching”, said Howard. But my wife, she did well for herself, so she’s covered us. “Her lawyer says it was a closed fist, but even slapping her was wrong”, he revealed.
“You can’t see anything so all you can do is try to bat somebody away, and I think that something caught her. But I wasn’t trying to hit her”. “Then stuff happened so quickly – blood was on the coats, on our jackets – and then my dad’s on a table and then my dad is gone to prison”. “They just are”, he continues. “I ain’t raisin” sheep.
“He’s so selfish. But, you know, he didn’t have much of a childhood“.